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New music: Signwave, Breaking (Instrumental Mix) and Good Times!
2009-12-31 22:30:30 by Karco
Finished my new track SignWave! It's just three minutes, but you can find it on my Mediafire under Experiments.
With this track, I was going for melodic and minimal at the same time, while centering around one rhythm for the full length of the track, and keeping it interesting throughout (the most difficult part). In a sense, this was an exercise in every aspect of composition. It was pretty fun to write! :)
Here's the new song I promised! It's in an interesting new style that merits some explanation. It was inspired by two things: the first, suggestions from a friend, and the second, some interesting thoughts about Pendulum.
Listening to their album In Silico, sure - I saw the perspective of those people who don't like to call Pendulum drum and bass. As music, though, I think Pendulum is terrific - some of their tracks manage to blend commercial appeal with very characterized sounds. Of course, character is to an extent subjective - I don't listen to very much music like this, so I take myself with a grain of salt with regard to Pendulum, and you should too - so if you don't like this style, this may not be a song for you.
Regardless, when a friend requested that I make a song for an upcoming performance, I thought it the perfect opportunity to try the style to better understand what about it works so well for me. Instrument limitations - I had no access to guitars during production - limited the commercial appeal I could work in, but as a whole I'm pretty happy with it.
It's a very new style for me, so I didn't produce this to my usual standards. Some production aspects lack in polish, or even in work. Sadly, I'm done working on this song - I just don't have the time to make any fixes. Hopefully you'll enjoy it anyway. Find the most recent version on my Mediafire, under Full Tracks!
One final point: this was originally intended to be a vocal track, but time conflicts soon made a recording session impossible. I then decided to create my vocalist out of vocoded Speak N Spell samples posted a while ago on the Audio Forum instead. During the sequencing process, I learned that the song wasn't going to be used in a performance after all, so I stopped production, leaving me with a rough, partially sequenced vocal track. The version under Full Tracks is an instrumental (lacking vocals, it'll sound repetitive), but I did make a separate render with the vocals I did sequence for anyone who wants to have a taste (it's on my Mediafire, under Experiments, Misc. - be warned, it really is rough).
Recently I've been spending a bit more time on writing music - it's winter break after all - and while working on the other song I promised, I found time to revisit an older track. Some of you may recognize it as the french house track I posted a preview of, now in radio edit form. Visit my Mediafire to download it (find it under Full Tracks).
A bit more info about this track, mostly copy-pasted from what I wrote for the preview: "I started with an incredibly terrible recording of a jazz concert I was a part of, and from there, cut it up to make the various sounds in this track, exceptions being most of the drums (VEH1/2) and the bass (guess! anyone who uses FL has this). The recording itself was actually extremely colored and has zero response above about 10 kHz. Can you tell?"
There's also some uncommon knowledge associated with this track. If you think you've figured it out, keep quiet, but let me know. :)
So, 8 months in the making, here's Good Times! Enjoy, and happy new year!